Laurens County conducted a swearing in ceremony for officials on Jan. 5, in the county council chambers of the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens.

Sworn in were Council District 6 member Diane Anderson, Council District 2 member Luke Rankin, Council District 3 member Garrett McDaniel, Council District 7 member David Tribble (quarantining), and Coroner Vickie Cheek.

Taking their oaths of office earlier were Clerk of Court Michelle Simmons (quarantining), and Sheriff Don Reynolds.

The new and re-elected members of the Laurens County Council will have their first meeting of 2021 on Jan. 12.